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Lafayette Youth
Arts Society
History
June 2013
Uma Unni and Linnae Johansson start the Lafayette Youth Arts Society
June 2013
Edward Snowden leaks private NSA documents
September 2013
Daniel Handler agrees to judge 1st Annual Writing Contest
October 2013
LYAS puts up a banner on the Community Board
November 2013
Oxford Dictionary recognizes "selfie" as their word of the year.
November 2013
1st Annual Writing and Photography Contest begins
(still) November 2013
LYAS hosts a bookfair at Barnes and Noble
January 2014
Sochi hosts the Winter Olympics
April 2014
Awards Ceremony for 1st Annual Writing and Photography Contest held at Lafayette Library
April 2014
Linnae takes a sabbatical from LYAS
June 2014
Germany wins FIFA World Cup (for the first time since the reunification of West and East Germany in 1990)
September 2014
LYAS expands to include six middle school liaisons and a vice president (click here to read about them)
August 2014
Robert Hass agrees to judge 2nd Annual Writing Contest
LYAS
World
May 2013
Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1 billion
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November 2014
The 2nd Annual Youth Writing and Photography Contest begins!
November 2014
LYAS puts up another banner on the Community Board outside Safeway
December 2014
Stanley advertises 2nd Annual Writing and Photography Contest
January 2015
Left shark steals the spotlight at Katy Perry's Superbowl Halftime show
April 2015
Awards ceremony for the 2nd Annual Writing and Photography Contest
September 2014
LYAS has a booth at the Lafayette Arts and Wine Festival
October 2015
Yiyun Li partners with LYAS to judge 3rd Annual Writing and Photography Contest
November 2015
3rd Annual Writing and Photography Contest begins!
May 2016
3rd Annual LYAS Awards Ceremony
April 2015
LYAS is recognized by Royal Danish Embassy for promoting friendship between the U.S. and Denmark
July 2015
New Horizons probe flies by Pluto, returns new photos of Pluto
August 2016
Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics
November 2016
4th Annual Writing and Photography Contest begins!